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Azerbaijan to mark State Flag Day

07 November 2016 [16:47] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijanis will celebrate the State Flag Day on November 9

A number of events are organized on the occasion of this solemn day, Trend Life reported.

Azerbaijan Automobile Federation invites everyone to participate in the parade of class cars  which will take place on November 9.

Classic-car owners prior to 1980 edition may register at the Federation until November 8 November (19:00).  The participant cars should stay in front of the Heydar Aliyev Center at 09:00.

The car parade will start at 12:00 from the Heydar Aliyev Center and end at the National Flag Square.

For more information please call :

(012) 505 60 03

(050) 295 01 00,

E-mail:  info@faa.az .

But that's not all!

"Flag march" will be held  also in Baku on November 9.

The route of "Flag march" will start from Baku Boulevard and end at the National Flag Square. The event starts at 11:00.

The representatives of the Education Ministry, NGOs, public figures,  MPs, as well as teachers and students will attend  the march.

The sacred flag, waving above Azerbaijan was firstly raised on November 9, 1918, as the national flag of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR).

After regaining of Azerbaijan's independence in 1991, the flag was approved as the official flag of Azerbaijan on February 5.

In accordance with the presidential decree dated November 17, 2009, November 9 announced as the National Flag Day in memory of the ADR.

The state flag of Azerbaijan represents a rectangular panel consisting of three equal horizontal bands colored blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star are centered in the red band. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 1:2.

The first blue stripe stands for the Turkic origin of Azerbaijani people and its Turkic heritage and is connected with the idea of Turkism. The middle red stripe means building a modern society, developing a democratic and modernized country. The third green stripe expresses affiliation to the Islamic civilization and the Islamic religion.

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